|Conference tie-ins||Kansai Collegiate American Football League, Kantoh Collegiate American Football Association|
The Tokyo Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played in December in Tokyo, Japan. The game matches up the 2nd place team from the Kansai Collegiate American Football League and the 2nd place team from the Kantoh Collegiate American Football Association.
|Game||Kansai League Representative||Kanto League Representative||Site|
|2015||Kwansei Gakuin||17||Nihon||17||Fujitsu Stadium|
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